National Bike Week – it’s all kicking off

It’s good to see that National Bike Week, for far too long a barely noticed blip on the biking calendar, is now being peddled with gusto by Walsall Council, bikeshops and other authorities here and wide. Anything that encourages folk to get on a bike has to be worthwhile, and as I pointed out earlier, Chasewatercycle have announced some excellent events over on their blog. Additionally, into my inbox today dropped a welcome message from Adam Cross, Cycling and Pedestrian Officer at Walsall Council. No, I hadn’t a clue, either. It seems that if you’re rocking pedals and a chain, you can get a free breakfast and other goodies right here in Brownhills on the 22nd June 2010. I include Adam’s letter in full below, and I’ll remind you of all the events I know about closer to the day.

What’s not to love?

I thank Adam for his message, and would add that if there’s anything he, or anyone else for that matter, would like to discuss or publicise on the Brownhills Blog, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Bob,

I am aware of your site and as you’re into cycling I wanted to make contact to inform you of the Bike Week event taking place in Brownhills on the 22nd June.

Walsall Council has been hosting bike week event for a number of years but always in Walsall Town Centre. Last year I organised an event in each district centre and the events worked well as a trial and it meant people around the whole of Walsall could get involved.

  • The event will take place between 0800 and 1400 in Ravenscourt (off High St, Brownhills).
  • Anyone turning up on a bike will receive a free bikers breakfast at Acropolis Coffee House (conditions apply).
  • The local police will also be offering a bike postcoding service
  • Hawk Cycle will also be carrying out free bike checks.
  • I’ll also be on hand with free cycle maps, magazine, puncture repair kits and advice.

Full details can be found at www.bikeweek.org.uk/brownhills

I look forward to seeing you on the day.

Adam Cross
Cycling & Pedestrian Officer
Road Safety & Sustainable Travel Team
Walsall Council
Tel: 01922 652577 Fax: 01922 653780
Rate this post...

2 Comments

  • Facade66

    Not wishing to pour cold water on anything, but wouldn’t these events get a little more support if they did not exclude the few of us who still have a job?
    Even the kids are at school then…

    I wouldn’t have minded a bikers breakfast (conditions apply) while my bike was being postcoded 🙁

     
    Reply
  1. World Naked Bike Rider (via ChaseWaterCycle Blog) « BrownhillsBob's Brownhills Blog  June 19, 2010

    […] related stuff going on; there will be events in most local authority areas, including one in Brownhills I mentioned last week. To mark this event, ChaseWaterCycle will be holding a family launch party at their cyclery in the […]

     

Leave a Reply